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A DOCTOR who admitted prescribing sleeping tablets to enable a pensioner to end her life has been branded irresponsible.
A GP who gave a potentially suicidal patient sleeping pills faces being struck off. Dr Iain Kerr, 61, prescribed 30 sodium amytal pills to a retired businesswoman in 1998 after she told him she had considered suicide.
A GP who gave sleeping pills to a patient so she could kill herself branded the law out of step. Dr Iain Kerr gave the pills to the 87-year-old woman as an "insurance policy" after she expressed fears about how she would die.
A GLASGOW GP accused of prescribing tablets to an OAP to help her kill herself has come under fire from a GMC expert. Dr Leonard Peter told a General Medical Council hearing that the standard of care provided by Dr Iain Kerr fell far below that expected of a general practitioner.
By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT A GP who prescribed sleeping pills to a pensioner who wanted to kill herself said he felt he had a duty to help people who wanted to die.
By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT A GP accused of prescribing sleeping tablets to enable a pensioner to end her life was criticised by a General Medical Council expert yesterday .
A SCOTS GP in favour of assisted suicide told patients he belonged to the Euthanasia Society , a hearing was told yesterday.
By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT A SCOTTISH GP in favour of assisted suicide told patients he belonged to the Euthanasia Society as a way of opening discussion on the topic, a hearing was told yesterday.
By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT SHE was described as being unhappy with her quality of life and her level of mobility, yet she also played bridge with friends and talked about going on holiday, according to the evidence submitted to a General Medical Council hearing yesterday.
A medical examiner's report that actor Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of several prescription drugs is a warning not to mix medications, doctors in North Jersey said Wednesday.
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